Filipino-Chinese, Mestizo in Philippines

Joshua Project has identified the Filipino-Chinese, Mestizo only in Philippines





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Chinese Mestizo or Mestizo de Sangley are one of the hundred ethnic groups of the Philippines. The Chinese Mestizo developed during the Spanish colonial regime when Chinese immigrants married native peoples. The majority of the Chinese immigrants where males and didn't bring women with them so they married the indigenous people. Today there is a substantial population and they are found in Chinese communities, especially Binondo, one of the largest "Chinatowns" in the world. Today they are known as Tsinoy (half Filipino, half Chinese "tsino").

Where Are they Located?

They are scattered throughout the Philippines. The majority are found in Manila and surrounding areas.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are entrepreneurs who control a large percent of the Philippine economy.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They practice Chinese, Hispanic and indigenous cultures. They mix their Chinese beliefs with Christianity. The majority of them are Christians.

What Are Their Needs?

They need to be accepted and not discriminated against.

Prayer Points

* Pray they will be successful in the businesses they rely on.
* Pray the community will be benefitted by the fair products that they sell.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Filipino-Chinese, Mestizo
People Name in Country Filipino-Chinese, Mestizo
Population in Philippines 520,000
World Population 520,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Chinese
People Name General Filipino-Chinese, Mestizo
Ethnic Code MSY42a
People ID 11203
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Manila, most of Luzon, and Mindoro.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tagalog (520,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tagalog 520,000
For Primary Language: Tagalog

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1898-1991)
New Testament Yes   (1902-1977)
Complete Bible Yes   (1905)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Ang Biblia Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Magandang Balita Bible (Revised) Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Tagalog Meaning-Based Bible (2005) Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Tagalog Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
The Hope Video Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.00 %)
96.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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